Private Frank Wardman was born 7 July 1895 in Field, BC. At the start of the Great War he was living in Lethbridge and working in the Canadian Pacific Railway as a locomotive fireman. He joined the Alberta Regiment 1st Depot Battalion and was part of the 84th draft. Overseas he was sent to the 2nd Canadian Command Depot.
His father and son also worked with the Pacific Railway. After the war he returned to the Canadian Pacific Railway following in his fathers footsteps. He went on to become the chief engineer on the day liner between Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. After the war he married Lucy Ann Kast who had 5 children from a previous marriage. They had one son Thomas who later carried on the tradition of working for the railway. Frank died in 1982 in Lethbridge.